I was recently contacted by a senior recruiter on Linkedin. She introduced herself and wrote "I am keen to introduce myself and ask your advice [...]"
This person seem to have a lot of experience and we share a few mutual connections so I thought this could be an interesting conversation even if I am not looking for a position. Hence I agreed to take the call.
She then replied : "Perfect my colleague (a very junior recruiter) will call you at 3pm"
I am not so interested in talking to the standard junior recruiter and feel I should cancel the call. I think this can happen in many situations other than a recruiter and hopefuly this can help people in similar situations.
My question is : How to handle this bait and switch situation ? Can I cancel the call ? Should I explain why to this person.
Also welcome comments on how common this is, and if I am overreacting. Thanks.